Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

By Pete Abington

The BP has been agreed on and Louisiana is set to get $18.7 billion to settle government claims over the 2010 Deep-Water Horizon disaster. This will be a boon to many in Louisiana. But before we receive the money, we have to settle up with the lawyers, who are to receive just short of $43 million. In addition, all of these lawyers had the benefit of extensive legal work already done by a steering committee of court appointed lawyers - some of them from Louisiana who are in line to receive as much as $600 million that is not part of the $18.7 billion settlement. 

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